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Imermr. iii flu: lllztileh iaten
Wrmhiugtuu, all: 3615
June 13,2017
The Honorable Ben Carson
Secrolnry
Us, Department anousing and Urban Development
45] 7th Street S.W.
Washington, 204M)
Dear Secretary Carson; are writing you express our concerns about current US. Housing and Urban
Development (HUD) policies and priorities reganiing homelessness assistance. has come
our attention that HUD current pmccdurc: adminisming MIC]! uce have put homeless
irt-lilies youth, and children risk, addition tojeopzirdlzing h0h3 trba36d programs Chat
work alleviate the efl ecls ofpnverty blipporling sobriety, work. and accountability. you know, recent competitions for the Continuum Care program one ofthe
program priorities articulated HUD his bow the Housing First approach which focuses
providing inmitxiiutc housing, prinritiying providers that offer services olirmts
voluntary basin, rather than those programs that require sobriety/or participation education,
walk, training senior programs Unlirtrthis pnlrc HUD now gives considerable preference
balm] program commitment using the ing First model, placing programs that
not use that model sewre disad aulage receiving nancial assistanoc. implementing its preference for the Housing First model, llUD has rcrmwed any
incentive for independent housing progmms opciatc under model that includes mmdalory
smices, acomm whim}, sobriety: doing this, the Department has effectively used its
administrative and regulatory power impm. national primitim communitiex forcing
communities and providers maximize services for certain pnpul aliens chronically humnlcss
adults the expense other equally worthy populzrliuns familiesv youth and children and
particular program modem regardless local circumstances, needs program effectiveness lift participa nts out poverty. Communities whole. which bene from having these
programs, are now mibrlunawly and unfairly penalized the elimination decline such
programs strongly urge ynutn thornughly review the Depmnnent pronedurer with rcsp ,cr
piowding assistance programs coznbnmng homelessness and appropriately cxetvise your
autimn providing support for that: type: pmgrmns that include families, you lb, and
children and the comiriunity-baserl pmgaammorlols that than woll lay enabling them
increase their incomes and chlcalional atmlllmcm. mainti sobrieiy, and acquire pcrmammt lifr
skills that Will help prevent them from manning life hoinelessnese. arc-mum order support 1080 families and their childmn. also urge you and
recommended scoring guidelines that cuwently punish progams that priorilize work; cducatiom
and sobriety, believe that families have lhc bcsl opportunity CXCapl: dependence public
assistance when they are supported [I1 sir recovery and given edu cation training and work
opportunim, look fomaid 1;.) working With you break the intergsneratmnnl cycle amlly
hnmclcxsncss pmmmmg pmgmms that serve families and provide safe and drug free housing
Should you have questions, plwse feel {me comm! Ruben [limbs Congmwmzm 1559; (202) 225-3906 miscrlrl isclm mcilllmint-gm.
Sincurcly, )9. _,,
Danall 15m (CA-49) Don Bacon (NH-0
Member (if Conga css Member Congrwss
Mikcc uaway ,41}
Member Congress
Scolr Deslarlais mun) Trent lirarllglAZrUl
Member Congress Member Congress
GlennGmihmmm Randy Hultgr
Mcmber Congress Member (if Congress
M:k
Mike Johnson (LA-Oil)
Membcr Congas
11% MWW
Rog Marshall (K3701)
Mumber Congress Mew- (IN-06)
Member Cnngress
1961
Robert hgm (NC-09)
Member Congress
Stcw%%
Memlm Congress
auxin/K AmV
Mam Congress
Mai}? Meadows (NC-1
Member Congress
M/K wwgu
Alux Mooney WV-U?)
Member ofCongmss we? run
Mamba Congest;
Egg]
David Rouzer aim 07)
Member olCnngzess W24
Mark Walker (NC-06)
Mamba Congress
Mmber Congress
(Imermr. iii flu: lllztileh iaten
Wrmhiugtuu, all: 3615
June 13,2017
The Honorable Ben Carson
Secrolnry
Us, Department anousing and Urban Development
45] 7th Street S.W.
Washington, 204M)
Dear Secretary Carson; are writing you express our concerns about current US. Housing and Urban
Development (HUD) policies and priorities reganiing homelessness assistance. has come
our attention that HUD current pmccdurc: adminisming MIC]! uce have put homeless
irt-lilies youth, and children risk, addition tojeopzirdlzing h0h3 trba36d programs Chat
work alleviate the efl ecls ofpnverty blipporling sobriety, work. and accountability. you know, recent competitions for the Continuum Care program one ofthe
program priorities articulated HUD his bow the Housing First approach which focuses
providing inmitxiiutc housing, prinritiying providers that offer services olirmts
voluntary basin, rather than those programs that require sobriety/or participation education,
walk, training senior programs Unlirtrthis pnlrc HUD now gives considerable preference
balm] program commitment using the ing First model, placing programs that
not use that model sewre disad aulage receiving nancial assistanoc. implementing its preference for the Housing First model, llUD has rcrmwed any
incentive for independent housing progmms opciatc under model that includes mmdalory
smices, acomm whim}, sobriety: doing this, the Department has effectively used its
administrative and regulatory power impm. national primitim communitiex forcing
communities and providers maximize services for certain pnpul aliens chronically humnlcss
adults the expense other equally worthy populzrliuns familiesv youth and children and
particular program modem regardless local circumstances, needs program effectiveness lift participa nts out poverty. Communities whole. which bene from having these
programs, are now mibrlunawly and unfairly penalized the elimination decline such
programs strongly urge ynutn thornughly review the Depmnnent pronedurer with rcsp ,cr
piowding assistance programs coznbnmng homelessness and appropriately cxetvise your
autimn providing support for that: type: pmgrmns that include families, you lb, and
children and the comiriunity-baserl pmgaammorlols that than woll lay enabling them
increase their incomes and chlcalional atmlllmcm. mainti sobrieiy, and acquire pcrmammt lifr
skills that Will help prevent them from manning life hoinelessnese. arc-mum order support 1080 families and their childmn. also urge you and
recommended scoring guidelines that cuwently punish progams that priorilize work; cducatiom
and sobriety, believe that families have lhc bcsl opportunity CXCapl: dependence public
assistance when they are supported [I1 sir recovery and given edu cation training and work
opportunim, look fomaid 1;.) working With you break the intergsneratmnnl cycle amlly
hnmclcxsncss pmmmmg pmgmms that serve families and provide safe and drug free housing
Should you have questions, plwse feel {me comm! Ruben [limbs Congmwmzm 1559; (202) 225-3906 miscrlrl isclm mcilllmint-gm.
Sincurcly, )9. _,,
Danall 15m (CA-49) Don Bacon (NH-0
Member (if Conga css Member Congrwss
Mikcc uaway ,41}
Member Congress
Scolr Deslarlais mun) Trent lirarllglAZrUl
Member Congress Member Congress
GlennGmihmmm Randy Hultgr
Mcmber Congress Member (if Congress
M:k
Mike Johnson (LA-Oil)
Membcr Congas
11% MWW
Rog Marshall (K3701)
Mumber Congress Mew- (IN-06)
Member Cnngress
1961
Robert hgm (NC-09)
Member Congress
Stcw%%
Memlm Congress
auxin/K AmV
Mam Congress
Mai}? Meadows (NC-1
Member Congress
M/K wwgu
Alux Mooney WV-U?)
Member ofCongmss we? run
Mamba Congest;
Egg]
David Rouzer aim 07)
Member olCnngzess W24
Mark Walker (NC-06)
Mamba Congress
Mmber Congress